The effect of embedment on a foundation subjected to vertical vibration – a field study

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dc.contributor.author Mbawalwa, S.J.
dc.contributor.author Heymann, Gerhard
dc.contributor.author Roth, C.P. (Chris)
dc.contributor.author Heyns, P.S. (Philippus Stephanus)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-05T13:50:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-05T13:50:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.description.abstract Design of machine foundations requires the prediction of the dynamic response of the foundation system at the frequencies of interest. The response is typically quantified in terms of a number of parameters that include the displacement, the dynamic stiffness, the resonant frequency, the amplitude at the resonant frequency and the natural frequency. The objective of this study was to investigate the vertical dynamic response of an embedded foundation experimentally. It was found that embedment increases the stiffness, damping and natural frequency of a foundation system, reduces the displacement and resonant amplitude, but that embedment has very little effect on the resonant frequency. en_ZA
dc.description.department Chemical Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Anglo Technical Division, a division of Anglo American plc, as well as THRIP (Grant number 71875). en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_civileng.html en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mbawala SJ, Heymann G, Roth CP, Heyns PS. The effect of embedment on a foundation subjected to vertical vibration – a field study. J. S. Afr. Inst. Civ. Eng. 2017:59(4), Art. #1377, 8 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.17159/2309-8775/2017/v59n4a3. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1021-2019 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2309-8775/2017/v59n4a3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64165
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Institution of Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.rights All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Embedment en_ZA
dc.subject Machine foundations en_ZA
dc.subject Vertical vibration en_ZA
dc.subject Resonant frequency en_ZA
dc.subject Vertical dynamic response en_ZA
dc.title The effect of embedment on a foundation subjected to vertical vibration – a field study en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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